Eliot Spitzer. What would an infidelity story be without at least one politician? Today’s guest is former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer, who as a crusading prosecutor once put fear into the hearts of white-collar felons. But an investigation in 2008 found that Spitzer wasn’t above a little unethical activity himself. Although married, he spent close $100,000 on high-priced call girls over a period of a few years. Since then, one of them, Ashley Dupre, has gone on to such career highs as a Playboy cover shoot. Now, a new book published about Spitzer details his encounters with three escorts in one single day. “You’re going to think I’m crazy,” Spitzer reportedly said in his third call to the agency. (No argument there.) “But can you send somebody else right now?” The book also contains some devastating quotes from the politician’s wife, Silda Wall Spitzer. Two years ago, Mrs. Spitzer looked sad and tired as she literally stood by her husband’s side during the obligatory I’m-sorry-please-forgive-me news conference. According to the book, Mrs. Spitzer said to a friend, “On some level, this is my fault. The wife is supposed to take care of the sex.” But eventually, the book says, Silda, who’s still with her husband, realized that the infidelity reflected badly on him rather than her. Let’s hope he reached that same conclusion a long, long time ago.
Charlie Sheen. Guess what? Charlie’s in trouble again. The star of Two and a Half Men was recently caught cheating on his wife, Brooke Mueller, with escort Angelina Tracy. Obviously unaware of the investigative powers of the tabloid press, Charlie actually thought he could escape detection by wearing a hoodie and a fake mustache. Wrong! Things haven’t been going well for him since late last year, when he was charged with domestic violence following a Christmas Day fight with his wife. Now they’re both in rehab – Charlie for cocaine and Brooke for crack. He’s in residential rehab; she’s been dealing with her drug issues at home, at least until a few days ago, when she left to get treatment someplace else. (Believe it or not, the couple’s adorable infant twins, Max and Bob, are still with their parents.) This isn’t the first time Sheen’s been involved with prostitutes. Back in the 1990s, he was a client of Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss, who predicted that Sheen’s first marriage (to Denise Richards) wouldn’t last because he liked prostitutes too much. Sheen’s marriage to Mueller will probably endure, a source told RadarOnline, because of a tight prenup that leaves her with very little money in case of a divorce. “The entire domestic violence incident started because Brooke and Charlie were drinking and doing drugs,” the source said. “Now they’re both in rehab and he’s back to cheating and they are both miserable with each other. It’s the same cycle with them.”
Mike Nilon. You’ve probably never heard of him. Neither did we, until earlier this week when his wife, former NYPD Blue actress Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon, found out he’d been cheating on her for the past five years. Deciding to take the direct approach rather than waste time arguing and crying with her spouse, Garcelle sent a mass email to his coworkers (ouch) headed “Tiger Woods/Jesse James/Mike Nilon.” The text was even better: “What do they have in common… I found out today that MY husband of almost 9 yrs has been having an affair for 5 yrs with some slut in Chicago. I am devastated!!!! And I have been duped!!”
Garcelle, we think you should give Elin Nordegren a call.
Jane Farrell is a senior editor with BettyConfidential.